David Kautter Joins McGladrey as Partner in Charge, Washington National Tax
Federal taxation/diverse client service to benefit middle market businesses
McGladrey LLP, the nation's leading provider of assurance, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market, is pleased to announce that David Kautter has joined McGladrey as partner in charge, Washington National Tax, succeeding Rick Bailine who will retire Dec. 31, 2014. Kautter will be based in the firm's Washington, D.C. office.
Prior to joining McGladrey, Kautter was the managing director of the Kogod Tax Center at American University, a nonpartisan research institute focused on tax issues affecting small businesses, entrepreneurs and middle-income taxpayers. During his tenure, Kautter also served as the executive in residence in the department of accounting and taxation at the Kogod School of Business.
Kautter's previous experience also includes serving as the director of national tax and as the national director for human resource services for a Big Four accounting firm, where he was also lead specialist in the taxation of compensation and benefits for more than 20 years. Kautter's client base included range of companies, from Fortune 100 companies to small start-up businesses; his experience includes assisting clients with monitoring, interpreting and participating in the federal legislative and regulatory process. Government policy-makers have sought Kautter's advice about the impact of proposed rules and regulations in a wide range of areas, and he has testified before the House Ways & Means Oversight Committee on the biggest tax issues facing small businesses. He spent three years as tax legislative counsel for former U.S. Senator John C. Danforth, who was a member of the Senate Finance Committee. Kautter was the original drafter of the research and development tax credit legislation.
"We are thrilled that Dave is bringing to McGladrey clients his deep level of knowledge and understanding of important tax issues impacting businesses," said Jeff Johannesen, national line of business leader, tax services, for McGladrey. "His proven track record of serving clients of all sizes and his insights into the federal legislative and regulatory process will enhance our ability to meet and exceed the needs of our middle market clients who will now have access to this nationally recognized taxation thought leader."
Kautter holds a B.B.A. in accounting, with high honors, from the University of Notre Dame, and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. He is a certified public accountant, licensed in the District of Columbia, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is also a member of the District of Columbia Bar and the American Bar Association, and is a Fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel. Kautter has published more than 50 articles on various areas of federal taxation.
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